Carabao Cup roundup: Hughes demands better after Stoke lose to Bristol City

19 September 2017 22:32
• Bournemouth beat visiting Brighton once again• 10-man Aston Villa lose 2-0 at home to MiddlesbroughSeveral Premier League sides went out of the Carabao Cup but Stoke City were one of only two to lose to lower league opposition, in the shape of Bristol City.Stoke were undone at Ashton Gate by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diédhiou and Matt Taylor, following Burnley – beaten in a penalty shootout by Leeds – in bowing out in the third round to a Championship side. Mark Hughes had no complaints though. “We were poor and they played very well,” he said. “They will have a good season playing like that, but we have to be much better. I am very disappointed because this is a competition we wanted to do well in. Maybe I got the changes wrong, but I was expecting a lot more from my players. I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn’t much consolation at the moment.” Related: Leeds United beat Burnley on penalties after tense match of late dramas Related: Marko Arnautovic helps West Ham to easy victory over Bolton Wanderers Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian